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#1
Only guessing here but maybe it is because he thought it was a good idea and as he owns the site maybe he doesn't feel like he really has to answer to anyone regarding what he choses to make HUKD look like, especially people that type like they are having a kiddies tantrum on the forum.

We all get a place to get cheap deals/freebies ect for free, maybe we should be a bit more grateful.I don't like it either, but i am sure i will get used to it.
#2
Mods, please close/delete this thread. :)
#3
thesaint
Mods, please close/delete this thread. :)


can't you just click as spam ?
#4
I'm sorry but i have just got to say the new HotUkDeals Website is awful compared to the old setup.
Was Change something that wasn't broken? Espicially at this time of year.
banned#5
SBrunette
Only guessing here but maybe it is because he thought it was a good idea and as he owns the site maybe he doesn't feel like he really has to answer to anyone regarding what he choses to make HUKD look like, especially people that type like they are having a kiddies tantrum on the forum.

We all get a place to get cheap deals/freebies ect for free, maybe we should be a bit more grateful.I don't like it either, but i am sure i will get used to it.



WOW "he owns the site" now that is classic, dont forget without the members its just another site on the internet so before you start calling members "kiddies tantrum" just take a min to think they CARE about the site and use it daily :roll:
#6
thesaint
Mods, please close/delete this thread. :)


quick oppress the infidel with his use of free speech
#7
johnsmith
WOW "he owns the site" now that is classic, dont forget without the members its just another site on the internet so before you start calling members "kiddies tantrum" just take a min to think they CARE about the site and use it daily :roll:


The site is a framework for you all. Admin is in charge of that framework. If you odn't like that framework then you don't have to climb on it...
#8
thesaint
Mods, please close/delete this thread. :)


On what basis?
banned#9
duckmagicuk2
The site is a framework for you all. Admin is in charge of that framework. If you odn't like that framework then you don't have to climb on it...



That's it keep digging yourself in a deep hole.

i have no problems with sites redesign but in this time of the year and a very busy time for HUK and members is just crazy as members have to workout how to use the site again plus not warning members about the changes and giving them a option of old and new design like bbc new homepage is just stupid. :whistling:
#10
duckmagicuk2
The site is a framework for you all. Admin is in charge of that framework. If you odn't like that framework then you don't have to climb on it...


So are you us? Or are you you? I'm confused.
#11
Totally agree this new site is completely unusable. Can we have the old one back please it was so much easier!
#12
I'm quite comfortable with this. :)
#13
duckmagicuk2
I'm quite comfortable with this. :)


Someone in another thread mentioned that mods are paid. Is this the case?
#14
duckmagicuk2
I'm quite comfortable with this. :)


KERCHING!
#15
i've gotta say that i prefer the old site, as does everyone i've spoken to who use the site. Please, please revert back to the old format, where is this option to use the old format site?
#16
i can't believe people prefer the outdated looking, slower old version. Some colour themes might be nice though!
#17
j_o_h_n
Someone in another thread mentioned that mods are paid. Is this the case?


Do you think the mods will work everyday for free?....... err nope!

From what I can see there are at least 4 full time mods, with some part timers (ducky included), although quite a few work behind the scenes...

Its probably done on commission of the site.
#18
I like this new site

If you don't like it go to another

Voted hot hot hot to hotdeals new site keep up the good work
#19
tbh many of the people complaining have a very low post count or joined date is quite recent, so maybe you have just learnt how to use the site?

wee now you get to learn again!

and Iom-RF you can learn again took me 3mins to work out where everything is!!!!!!
#20
the new look to me is alittle confussing at first, but once you get used to it (just keep clicking pages) it becomes alot easier to find your way around, maybe some colour themes could help alwell.. ?
#21
Don,t we all hate change!!!.the New site is so much easier to find what your looking for, Just take a little time to explore before you start knocking. This site has saved me a fortune. Don't whip the horse until your in the saddle!!!
#22
johnsmith
WOW "he owns the site" now that is classic, dont forget without the members its just another site on the internet so before you start calling members "kiddies tantrum" just take a min to think they CARE about the site and use it daily :roll:


I class
Need more answers why why why!!!!
as a tantrum, and something a child would say rather than an adult :roll:

I am also not suprised the admin isn't replying all the time if all people can do is rip into the new site without giving it a chance.
dont forget without the members its just another site on the internet
There are loads of members here and i don't for 1 minute think they are all going to leave because of a redesign. (You only have to see how many are online now to prove that people want and need this site. :thumbsup:
#23
yes i would agree that we want and need this site.

but i do fell to stir up the degree of unrest that this revamp has caused is stupid.

the reason that this site ore face book or any other site of this nature works is because of the people it attracts.

they are what make the site what it is.

yes a person may own the domain and it may have been a great idea to set up, but when you start ****ing off such a large volume of your user group you are damaging your credentials.

a propper beta test would have made sense. not the be quiet no one will notice approach.

i daresay that there are good points with the new layout but i have yet to find them...


i still snarling with the change, the bad timing, but also the lack of explanation. as i have mentioned this is worked as a community and as such we would have been hapier if we had had a vote!

still spiky gumpi

ps i ant posted or found a deal since the launch cuz im so cheezed off all im doin is trying to get my hed around the beige "Y" front this site has become....
#24
SBrunette
Only guessing here but maybe it is because he thought it was a good idea and as he owns the site maybe he doesn't feel like he really has to answer to anyone regarding what he choses to make HUKD look like, especially people that type like they are having a kiddies tantrum on the forum.


I think that you may be missing the point. It's a community website, the content is user created (mostly). Alienate the community and the site will be severely impacted.
#25
Hello Mr Admin (if you're reading) and everone else.

Nobody likes change, but if all change was resisted we'd still be living in caves and scavenging for food!!

It's all about getting out of your comfort zone and learning something new. Hey, it can be fun! I for one have discovered little bits & pieces I've not bothered with before.

Now my winge (hahahahaha, suckered you in)

I think the whiteness needs turning down. It IS very bright. I agree there's nothing wrong with white but when even Stevie Wonder & Ray Charles say it's too bright you know there's a problem. A few different colour schemes would go down well with all I believe.

Everything else seem to be to be little teething problems that will soon be fixed once the right person is made aware - and looking at all the posts/threads, he's being made aware alright :)

Mostly its about first impressions, and if thats not good then there is a tendancy to enter "moan mode" about other things that ordinarily you would live with.

Well, thats just my two pence worth :)
#26
Evolution is impossible without mutation...........
#27
Has anyone else stopped receiving the email notifications??
#28
Someone in another thread mentioned that mods are paid. Is this the case?


If they are they wont be getting paid so much next year if this site stays as it is.

If you dont like the site dont click the "Go To Deal" button. vote with your mouse.

Nothing wrong with change, but this is a terrible site to navigate now and I normally know my way around forums/web sites.
#29
fruitybat
Has anyone else stopped receiving the email notifications??


Please see this thread:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/125916/email-alerts/all/feedback/discussed/


donnydude
Evolution is impossible without mutation...........


Love the thinking. Very scientific. :)
#30
So are the mods being paid ? it's a fair questions ? and ducky has dogged it ...
#31
duckmagicuk2;1350897
The site is a framework for you all. Admin is in charge of that framework. If you odn't like that framework then you don't have to climb on it...


Yep, have to agree with ducky on that one. Will continue to use the framework until a better, shinier more useable one becomes available in a nearby park.

Talk about one step forward 5 steps back...
#32
LostBoy
Talk about one step forward 5 steps back...


Actually, this is one of those swingframes in the park where they can add all different kinds of swings. So, even though to you it might look like a ****** frames that isn't up to much what you haven't realised in your haste to get to the candyshop is that they can later take off the dull swings and stick a spinning tyre one on... which is a lot more fun.
#33
so by ignoring my question again I gather the answer is YES.
MODs are on the payroll ... OK fair as long as it's overboard.
#34
duckmagicuk2;1354767
Actually, this is one of those swingframes in the park where they can add all different kinds of swings. So, even though to you it might look like a ****** frames that isn't up to much what you haven't realised in your haste to get to the candyshop is that they can later take off the dull swings and stick a spinning tyre one on... which is a lot more fun.


There are a lot of manufactures out there that make very good frameworks, easy to use \ navigate \ customise without getting your hands dirty. This one was obviously created bespoke by some amatuer that had his head stuck up his helter skelter. Any other park would have seen the errors of their ways and revereted to the tried and tested swings and roundabouts. This dark black hole in the ground maybe all new and groovy but I dont like playing in it much.

Take a look at the farmework at you local park you'll see a lot of smiling happy little faces the only thing I see here is a lot of pi$$ed off people (even after 3 days and many trips to the candyshop). Like any framework it should be easy to use, you should be able to just jump onto the spinning tyre not start messing about with the chains and hooks just to get off the ground.

Back to the candy shop for me to drown my sorrows with some fizzy cola bottles.
#35
Its a bit of a personal question to ask though isn't it?, Ie "are the mods getting paid"..... you get paid for your time so why shouldn't the mods be paid for theirs?

You really think they spend hours online sorting issues out for fun?

Haven't seen Emma post anything yet though, hope she's still about.
#36
osa
So are the mods being paid ? it's a fair questions ? and ducky has dogged it ...


As a rule of thumb, most sites with moderate to heavy traffic have paid staff e.g. mods and admins. Especially where there is a commercial attribute.

However, this is not really the most useful of points. I wouldn't expect any employee to bite the hand that feeds them (sorry to be so blunt). Just get the general consensus which is the most important thing.
#37
A wonderful marketing tool.How to generate interest and comments about your business site? Do a HOTDEALSUK, change the format and contents, just as most people will be looking for bargains, infomation and tips. Talk about shooting yourself and everybody else in the foot !
banned#38
obviously to justify his job!

hence the silly changes
#39
I can imagine the managements saying to each other "dont worry it will settle down, when they really get thier heads around the new site and see the benefits" well I for one wont bother. I have visited the site often since the changes,looking for bargains and information but frankly I dont find it easy or as interesting. The need after Christmas will be less and the best bargain of all will be just not to buy anything. I hope the management team take these comments onboard, many companies pay good money to find out what is the customers perception of them and thier business, mostly when the company has mayor problems.
#40
There are many sites where mods are not being paid and also when mods are also submitting deals and voting on them with super powers, that makes the whole scoring system awkward I would say.

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